Nefab's EdgePak Straw Collar is a fiber-based pallet collar for one-way shipments. The EdgePak Straw Collar is 100% recyclable as paper and generates 50% lower CO2 emissions compared to wooden collars.
EdgePak Straw Collar is a one-way fiber-based pallet collar that has evolved from our heavy-duty corrugated packaging solutions. The unique combination between corrugated packaging and foldable strawboard corners gives this solution an outstanding stacking strength of 800 kg in dynamic load. The strawboard also makes the packaging foldable to save space and create a safe work environment. The collars are exempt from ISPM-15 regulation for exports.
Straw solutions have a positive impact not only at the origin but also at the end destination, by minimizing landfills since the packaging solutions are easily recyclable as paper.
Health is improved due to reduced CO2 emissions, since the straw can be used in the manufacturing of strawboard, rather than being burnt in the fields.
Local communities also benefit from strawboard solutions by selling straw, which is the residue from their crops. Instead of being burnt as a residue, the straw becomes a source of income for these communities.
One of our customers is a Swedish multinational company that is the world's largest bearing manufacturer. They shared with us the data for a total cost analysis with the goal to evaluate the possibility to implement a one-way solution for dedicated flows. Previously, this well-known company used wooden collars for one-way flows, which was not optimal in terms of CO2 emissions. With a complete one-way fiber-based pallet collar solution, we were able to help them reduce cost and CO2 emissions in their supply chain.
With EdgePak Straw Collar, together with our customer, we developed an optimized solution made from sustainable materials, such as corrugated collars and strawboard corners. This made the packaging solution lighter and easier to handle with improved ergonomics. Additionally, fiber-based pallet collars provide financial and environmental savings: 53% lower CO2 output in 1-way flows, equivalent to 2678 vehicles driven for 1 year according to Nefab's GreenCALC.
That it is why we innovate to launch new products made of sustainable raw materials, such as fiber-based packaging materials. Read more about Fiber-based packaging